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For all lovers here is an easy Valentine’s Day dessert: the tart

Saint Valentine's cake

Preparing the heart tart for Valentine's Day is really simple but it will be able to pleasantly surprise your partner.

If there is a dessert that is capable of making everyone agree more than others, it is the tart. Easy to customize not only based on tastes but also on dietary needs, it is simple to prepare and delicious. Today we want to transform it into a Valentine's Day tart by decorating the surface with lots of shortcrust pastry hearts .

The base is therefore that of traditional shortcrust pastry which you can prepare with our tried and tested recipe or with the one you prefer to which a layer of strawberry jam is added (raspberry jam is also fine, the important thing is the colour). The final decoration is the touch that will make your creation romantic.

Saint Valentine's cake
Saint Valentine's cake

How to prepare the Valentine's Day tart recipe

  1. Combine the butter and sugar in a bowl and work it quickly with your hands until you obtain a crumbly mixture .
  2. Then add the egg yolks, flour and vanilla and continue kneading until a dough forms. Try to be as fast as possible to avoid overheating the dough.
  3. Wrap it in cling film and place it in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  4. Then roll out the shortcrust pastry between two sheets of baking paper until it reaches half a centimeter thick.
  5. Transfer it to a 24 cm diameter baking pan, leaving the baking paper at the base and cut out all the edges, kneading them briefly and placing them in the freezer wrapped in cling film.
  6. In the meantime , fill the tart with the jam, creating an even layer.
  7. Collect the pastry, roll it out to the same thickness and, using a heart-shaped pastry cutter, make your decorations. Place them on the cake as desired and then bake at 180°C for 30 minutes in ventilated mode.
  8. Once cold, remove it from the mold and serve it.

You can also prepare Valentine's Day tart with vegan or gluten-free shortcrust pastry .

For a romantic evening, take a look at our Valentine's Day menu : you will surprise your partner in a unique way.


This Valentine's Day dessert can be kept under a sweet bell for 3-4 days .

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